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Governor:Earl Ray Tomblin
Superintendent of Schools:Michael J. Martirano
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:280,958
Number of school districts:57
Number of public schools:758
Number of public school teachers:19,978
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,132
Percent minority students:8.6%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:52.5%
Percent of students with disabilities:15.8%
Percent of English-language learners:0.7%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:32.6%
8th grade math:20.5%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:30.0%
8th grade reading:27.2%

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Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
After miscalculating expected revenues, lawmakers in a number of mineral-dependent states are preparing to debate alternative sources of funding for state school aid.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2016 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 7, 2016 – Quality Counts
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December 9, 2015 – Education Week
This Diplomas Count 2015 State Graduation Brief contains state-specific data on high school completion and includes a special focus on students with disabilities. The information is presented in a series of charts and graphs, and includes comparisons to national averages.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
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January 21, 2015 – Education Week

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